MTV’s Faking It Books Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox for Season 2 Guest Role

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An Orange Is the New Black star is jumping over from Netflix to MTV.

Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox will guest star in a season two episode of MTV’s Faking It, playing the character of Margot. Entertainment Weekly first reported the news.

According to EW, Cox’s Margot is “a Hester High alum and the director of the school’s elite drama club. Demanding, intense, and full of herself, Margot is a big fish in a small pond—in her mind, at least. While holding auditions for the drama club, Margot puts hopefuls through a ghastly series of exercises, all designed to strip them down to their cores.”

Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter has shared that Faking It has also cast Yvette Monreal (AwkwardMatador) and Keith Powers (Pretty Little Liars) for two recurring roles during the show’s second season. The duo will play Regan and Theo, respectively.

According to THR, Regan is “a hip, edgy lesbian with a rebellious streak. She’s a cater-waiter by day and DJ by night who is fiercely out and proud and independent with a husky voice and…confidence who supports herself and her music career with odd jobs.” Meanwhile, Theo is “a friend of Liam’s (Gregg Sulkin) who is full of Texas swagger. He’s a laid-back guy’s guy who enjoys working on cars, playing pool and making girls blush. He’ll also spark with Lauren (Bailey Buntain).”

Season two of Faking It, which will consist of 10 episodes, premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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